Press Releases

    SG/SM/9971
    SC/8431
    30 June 2005

    Secretary-General Updates Security Council on Oil-for-Food Investigation; Discussion Concerns Timetable, Budget, Document Request

    NEW YORK, 29 June (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General met this afternoon in his office with the members of the Security Council to provide an update on the Independent Inquiry Committee’s (IIC) ongoing investigation of the oil-for-food programme.

    The discussion touched on the timetable of the next reports of the IIC, its budget, and on a request by the IIC for access to documents that pertain to the work of the Council and its subsidiary organs.  The Secretary-General expressed his intention to comply with the request, but wished first to consult with the Security Council.

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